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I was wondering if I can fill a restraining order on my

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I was wondering if I can fill a restraining order on my sexual abuser 5 years after the court declared him guilty. This is because I am being pressured to see him again by family and I am still suffering from symptoms of trauma and triggers. Thank you
JA: What steps has he taken? Has he filed any papers in family court?
Customer: Not that I know of, he tried to clear his name a few times (hes my step dad). But besides that I don't think so
JA: Family Court normally sits in a local County and Magistrates' Court. Do you know the location of the court? If not, what county does he live in?
Customer: he lives in France actually
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I am currently 18 if that's of any importance
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
thank you
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

If the conviction was 5 years ago then there is no capacity to apply for a restraining order now.

In any event, if he is in France there is no jurisdiction.

That would still not prevent family court applications for contact with children though.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

You could apply to the civil courts but unless there is recent contact otherwise than through legitimate means like the family court, it wouldn't be granted.

Can I clarify anything for you?


Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I am pressuming you are talking about abusive contact, then?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 6 days ago.

Contact for a non legitimate reason. Not necessarily abusive.